One corridor in the villa is lined floor to ceiling with her fabled shoe collection, neatly arranged on shelves and wrapped in plastic. And Imelda is more than happy to show them off. When she was first lady, she says, she was expected to change seven times a day. She couldn’t possibly receive one “VIP,” as she calls them, wearing the same outfit in which she’d met another. “It was a sign of respect,” she insists.